September 29, 2011 Comments Off on Innovation’s Ark
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened. 12 And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. -Genesis 7:11-12
There are times in our life when we feel like we’re useless due to our age or the season of our life we are in. We see everyone else around us being innovative and being involved while we barely find ways to be creative with the meals we feed ourselves everyday.
Can you imagine what Noah felt like? The bible tells us that Noah was around 600 years old when God finally called him to be innovative and use the ark to save animal and human race.
So what’s the point?
Don’t let your definition of life define your limits. Just because you’re getting too old to traditionally have a job doesn’t mean you can’t be effective for God.
We don’t know much about Noah, except that Genesis tells us that he was right in the eyes of God and he feared God. Meaning, Noah simply served God faithfully and feared him for hundreds and hundreds of years before God used him.
Sometimes God is going to call you into a season to worship Him and trust Him before He’s going to use you. This season could be days, weeks, months, or even years. Know this, God has a special plan for you to be used to further the kingdom. God has given each and everyone of us a unique plan for our life to use the gifts He has given us.
But remember, even though Noah wasn’t used by God for hundreds of years Noah was still faithful to God in that period of nothingness and useless non-significance. Isn’t it interesting that the man responsible for starting up the entire world over again doesn’t have any details about his life in the bible? God doesn’t define your ability to make an impact by your popularity.
The world had become so evil that God had to wipe off the entire human race, except His faithful servant Noah. Hold fast to the truths of your faith and the truths of the bible. Worship God when no one else does, pray to Him, love Him, and seek Him first even when nobody else does. God wants to honor your love for him with with an innovative ark; a chance to make a God sized impact on this world.